The Red Sea Max Aquarium

Discussion in 'Fish Tank Brands and Kits' started by Matt Rogers, Dec 6, 2006.

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  1. aquaboy

    aquaboy Panda Puffer

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    depends......if you like IndianOutlaws, why not get the same?
     
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  3. HORTON16

    HORTON16 Sea Dragon

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    I think i will get the same

    I love the RSM but it is soo expensive
     
  4. railroader46

    railroader46 Skunk Shrimp

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    I have had my rsm for about 6 weeks now and I think I could got a larger tank with a sump for the money I have spent on it just to get it at this stage. But you live and learn. Anyway the rsm is a nice tank the only problem I have with mine is the stock protien skimmer tha came with it sucks. I Have recently replaced it with a tunze nano 9002 and it has pulled three times the amount of crap out of the water in three days than the stock one did in 4 weeks. Other than that really no other problems. Plenty of room in the filtration chambers to mod it
     
  5. nybatu

    nybatu Bristle Worm

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    horton, i have rsm and i am very happy with it. as railroader46 said i will change the skimmer b/c tunze 9002 is the best and quite, prizm is sucks. other than that it is the best all in one if get with chiller as you stated don't even think a minute.
     
  6. HORTON16

    HORTON16 Sea Dragon

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    thanks guys

    I ended up with the Oceanic much more reasonable price
     
  7. RHorton

    RHorton Pajama Cardinal

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    I really thought about getting the RSM until I saw the t5 pcs, what is a t5 power compact?
     
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  9. RemickJ

    RemickJ Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    I'm with RailRoader46. I've had my RSM for about a year now. Sharp looking tank but you can definitly do better from a price perspective. Spend a little more and you could have a tank twice the size. I have since retired this tank and now have a 120. The RSM was a good first salt tank for me. taught me a lot.
     
  10. steveh

    steveh 3reef Sponsor

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    T5 relates to the diameter of the lamp, as lamps are measured in 1/8's of an inch. T5 is therefore 5/8" diameter. The "Power Compact" relates to the fact that this style of lamp is different from a regular "linear" lamp. A Powercompact lamp has only one endcap and allows for far more illumination in a small area (eg: MAX lamps are approx 23" long and each one is 55watts, where as a regular T8 linear lamp would be around 20watts. Additionally the PC lamp is actually 2 tubes together so its possible to have 50/50 white and Actinic. Hope this helps
     
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  11. harleytim2005

    harleytim2005 Plankton

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    Does anyone have any idea when the new RSM 250 will show up at our LFS?
     
  12. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    It is already in Florida but you really need to ask your LFS as they can't keep them in stock. People are ordering them faster then they get them in.

    CA